Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Good Class!

After warm-ups, we started with munetsuki kotegaeshi. From that we jumped to munetsuki udegarami with an interesting lift pin at the end. Very compelling! We followed that with munetsuki sokomen iriminage and practiced using weight-underside with nage's elbow resting on uke's shoulder or collarbone. If you have acheived a "throwing condition" then it's easy. Next, we did a munetsuki sankyo variation that never really goes into the classic wind-up but, instead, nage drives the uke to the mat in a quick downward spiral. The last technique was munetsuki sumi otoshi. Then we did a few rounds of randori for those approaching testing and finished up with kokyu dosa.

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